LOGO_ECONRES_legendThe Spatial and Regional Economics research group, ECONRES was first approved on July 12, 2007 -and renewed on December 2018- as one of the “Consolidated Research Groups” of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the Social Sciences area (SOC, E-027). This team is devoted to the development of new models/methods in spatial econometrics/statistics for applications in regional/urban economics and business administration. The ECONRES group imitates the academic quality and friendly environment of the Regional Economics Appliations Laboratory (REAL) and some of its members are part of the the EU-REAL Network.

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  • Patricio Aroca (Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile) and Mónica Navarrete (University of Tarapacá, Chile) visited ECONRES to work in some research projects about origin-destination flow models and academic talent, respectively. They joined the team for our summer dinner. June 30, 2019.
  • IDEA Project of Fundación Juan XXIII-Roncalli for mentally handicapped people has come to an end. Three disruptive ‘ideas’ were finally selected and developed. We attended the final meeting, which took place on June 27.
  • Ludo Peeters visited the University of Tarapacá (Arica, Chile) and Catholic University of the North (La Serena, Chile) to give corresponding workshops on Spatial Econometrics with Stata. It was a nice and productive visit to our colleagues, Juan Luis Quiroz and  Andrés Vallone. April, 2019.
  • The ECONRES group participates in the IDEA Project of Fundación Juan XXIII-Roncalli for mentally handicapped people. This Project is devoted to identify new  solutions and ‘ideas’ to create good-quality jobs for mentally handicapped workers, taking advantage of new technologies. Coro Chasco is the Principal Investigator of the ‘Logistics and e-commerce’ group. The participants are main companies like Gonvarri, Enagás and Sacyr (‘Energy’ group), Bombardier and Correos (‘Logistics and e-commerce’), Alcampo, Compagnie Frutiere and Coca-Cola (‘Food industry’), Indra, CT Ingenieros, Observatorio 4.0, Fujitsu, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica and Tart Cube (advissors and expert group). The Project will take place from January 29 to June 27, 2019. We attended the kick-off meeting , which took place on January 29.